Free Press Journal
  • Xi gets his young teammates, no clear hint of heir apparent

    Beijing : China’s ruling Communist Party on Wednesday unveiled its new leadership headed by President Xi Jinping to rule the world’s second largest economy for the next five years with no clear hint of a heir apparent, leaving room for him for an unprecedented third term.

  • HUL Q2 net goes up 16% to Rs 1,276 crore

    New Delhi : FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) Wednesday reported a 16.42 per cent increase in its standalone net profit at Rs 1,276 crore for the September quarter, mainly on account of lower expenses.

  • Smith and Warner say no to four-day Tests

    Sydney : Australia captain Steve Smith and star opener David Warner say they have no desire to play four-day Tests in a setback to international cricket chiefs who have floated the idea.

  • Donald Trump debasing US, will not back him again: Senator Bob

    Washington : The ongoing feud between Senator Bob Corker and Donald Trump exploded into public after the former accused the US President of “debasing” the country and if given the opportunity again, he would not support him again, reports IANS.

  • HCL Tech Q2 net up 8.6%

    New Delhi : India’s fourth largest software firm HCL Technologies Wednesday reported a net profit of Rs 2,188 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, up 8.6 per cent over the year-ago period.

  • Adoptive father charged in death of 3-year-old girl

    New York : Police have charged the adoptive father of a three-year-old Indian girl in her death after he admitted that the child choked while he was making her drink milk and died in their home in Texas, according to court documents, reports IANS.

  • PSB recap monumental step forward: RBI Guv

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday announced that Rs 2.11 lakh crore would be infused in PSU banks over two years, of which Rs 1.35 lakh crore will be through recapitalisation bonds.  Recapitalisation bonds will front-load capital injections into public sector banks.

  • File FIR against Haasan on Nilavembu row if offence made out: HC tells police

    Chennai : Veteran Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan, who in recent times has been making strong anti-establishment statements in Tamil Nadu, may face criminal action for a tweet he posted if prima facie case is made out against him. The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Chennai Police to register an FIR if it found his tweet on a herbal concoction widely used to cure / prevent dengue misleading.

  • Brewster dose for Brazil

    Samba music silenced as English prodigy send favorites home

  • US, Afghan play ‘spot the difference game’

    Kabul/Washington : An apparent attempt to alter photographs of a meeting between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday at the Bagram Airbase near Kabul has set social media abuzz.

  • Roads in MP better than US: Shivraj Chouhan

    Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is presently on a visit to the US, has said that roads in his home state are better than those in America.

  • Murthy disappointed with Infosys Board

    Infosys’ board under the leadership of   Nilekani, said it had found no wrong-doing in the company’s $200-mn acquisition of  Panaya and severance it paid to  ex-CFO.

  • Ruiz strikes twice as Spain stop battling Mali to enter final

    Navi Mumbai : European champions Spain staved off a battling Mali to emerge 3-1 winners in a rip-roaring, action-packed semi-final contest to enter the summit clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the D Y Patil Stadium, here.

  • ISIS threats World Cup finals with Messi crying blood poster

    London : A chilling poster of Lionel Messi crying blood is used by terror outfit ISIS to threaten next year’s World Cup in Russia. The image – released by known Islamic State mouthpiece Wafa Media Foundation – is the latest propaganda piece designed to spread fear through football fans hoping to visit the football carnival.

  • US to impose new curbs on N Korea

    Washington : Aiming to cut off Pyongyang’s links to the global financial system, the US House of Representatives has approved a bill to impose more sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear programme, reports IANS.

  • Reliance MF IPO subscribed within 5 mins

    New Delhi : The initial public offer of Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management(RNAM) got oversubscribed 2.45 times soon after opening of bids, making it the first ever IPO to get full subscription within five minutes. The IPO to raise an estimated Rs 1,542.42 crore opened this morning and received bids for 10,48,57,278 shares against the total issue size of 4,28,40,000 shares (excluding anchor portion), as per data available with the NSE till

  • Sangh outfit favours appointment of non-brahmin priests in temples

    Thiruvananthapuram : As Kerala created waves with the appointment of non-Brahmins as priests in state shrines, a Sangh outfit on Wednesday said it favoured the appointment of all “qualified” persons irrespective of caste as priests in all temples, including the famed Lord Ayyappa temple.